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This is not unheard of. One of the problems that commonly shows this is sometimes watching too many DVDs on the console. The tip I have is to keep trying the disc until it reads. If that doesn't work, try a lens cleaning disc or some airspray, sometimes the laser reader can get a bit dusty, making it hard to tell between a game and a DVD.

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That me be a problem Gariandos, but also, the CD Drive could be wearing out and needs replaced. This tends to happen if you have had it for a very long time, my nephew had just sent his in to be fixed, it would cost 120 dollars, you might as well get a new arcade for 200, put on your old hard drive and go. Just in case later on your old one gets E74 or red ring. Well, also if you sendit to Microsoft, they'll re-warranty it.

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